Have you wished you could have a bronze statue or bust of yourself or somebody you love? Or a bronze reproduction of your favorite museum sculpture? We frequently have requests from our customers for custom bronze portraits and statues. If there is a custom bronze sculpture that you would like to commission, please send us pictures and we will give you a free quote of how long it will take a how much it will cost. Payment is required in order to start the process of creating a bronze sculpture. It typically takes 2-3 months for completion and delivery of a custom bronze, and in case of very complex sculptures it may take more time. We will be able to give you more details once we see the details of your request. “Lost Wax” bronze (or hot-cast bronze) is actually 100% pure Bronze - essentially copper and tin. The making of a “lost wax” bronze is a complex and time-consuming process, and specific technical expertise is needed to accomplish the task of making a bronze. The most known and used process for making “lost wax” involves pouring of molten bronze. This is the same method used by the ancient civilizations to create bronze sculptures. Our lost wax bronze sculptures are produced in this same technique. Below are few examples of our completed bronze sculpture commissions to give you an idea of the quality you may expect for your custom order.
Customer sent us pictures of a girl in dress and Converse snickers and wanted a life-size bronze sculpture created. We sculpted the girl in clay first keeping life-size proportions and once the customer approved the model, we produced an identical lost-wax bronze casting. The girl stands on a square bronze base and was given a medium bronze patina.
This is a custom bronze reproduction of a museum statue of Neptune which a customer in France has commissioned to be replicated. The picture below shows side by side the original sculpture as displayed in the museum and the final lost wax bronze casting with dark brown patina as chosen by the customer. We created 3 identical bronze castings for the customer. When multiple copies are ordered the price for each bronze decreases.
We are proud to have created a custom life-size bronze statue of the late Guam Senator Angel Santos, a United States Air Force veteran and an icon of Chamorro activism. We sculpted Senator Santos from the several photographs we were presented with. The completed custom bronze statue now stands at the Santos Memorial Park in Hagatnain Guam, a park formerly known as "Latte Stone Park" until it was renamed in honor of the late senator. The unveiling of the bronze statue was covered by the Guam media. The below sequence of pictures begins with a picture of the Senator, followed by the clay model we sculpted from scratch, and the final lost wax bronze casting with dark brown patina as chosen by the customer.
The below example is of a custom bronze sculpture reproduction we made of a life-size Trojan warrior. It was created exactly per client's specific request with modifications on the shield and helmet. The lost-wax bronze stands 6 feet tall (182 cm) and is displayed in Los Angeles, California.
The original statue of Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre Museum is 8 feet (244 cm) tall. This reproduction is requested by the customer to be 6 feet tall (182 cm), a reduction in size. The pictures below show the sculpting of the Nike statue in clay in its custom size proportionate to the museum original. After a mold of the completed clay model was made, the statue was then cast in bronze using the lost wax method. The final step is application of patina. We can apply any bronze patina to your custom sculpture. In this example you can see dark brown bronze casting of the famous Nike. We have also made it for another customer in the ancient verdigris green bronze patina (see below for available bronze patinas).
Along with custom bronze statues and busts we can produce bronze custom reliefs. The first example below shows Godfrey of Bouillon (1060 –1100), one of the leaders of the First Crusade, and first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, after an illustration by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1883). The second example is the Seal of the Knights Templar, a Crusader Templar insignia. We sculpted both relief sculptures in 3 feet wide x 6 feet tall (91.5 cm x 183 cm) and cast them in lost-wax bronze.
We can create a custom bronze bust from your portrait picture, or a bust that you have seen in a museum that you’d like replicated. We can make it a life-size, a reduction or enlargement. Just let us know the size you would like it made and we will sculpt it for you. Here are some examples of custom bronze busts we have created for our customers. These two busts were created in lost wax bronze. For more information on our custom busts please visit our Custom Busts page.
These custom bronze examples are testimony of the quality you may expect from Ancient Sculpture Gallery. You can expect the same perfection for your sculpture too.
1) The process begins with re-sculpting the sculpture model in clay.
2) When the clay model is completed we will send you pictures to see the progress of your sculpture.
3) Once approved, we then create a mold of the completed clay model.
4) Finally we use this mold to cast the bronze using the lost wax method.
5) The final step is application of patina. We can apply any bronze patina to your custom sculpture, including verdigris green bronze, blue bronze, brown bronze, dark brown bronze or black bronze – the choice is yours.
6) When your bronze sculpture is complete we will email you a new set of photos to see the final result.
Pictures of available bronze finishes are presented below:
Let us know which color patina you like the most and we will create your custom bronze sculpture per your custom specifications. You can expect only the best quality from a globally trusted and experienced leader in custom bronze sculpture production.